One of the opportunities developing regions take advantage of is the ability to leap ahead technologically. If it is too expensive to install a network of landline telephones, start with a mobile phone network. If it is too expensive to install a power grid, distribute local wind and solar systems. Some places rely less on roads because it is easier to build airstrips. For some, airstrips are too expensive; instead, they are considering drones instead – drone airports, droneports. Rwanda is building a droneport to deliver medical supplies. The drones will be limited to about 22 pounds of payload, but will be able to cover about 44% of the country for much less expense than any traditional system.

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“The World’s First Drone Airport Is Set To Land In Rwanda” – TakePart

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